Brighton & Hove Albion have captured the signature of Adam Lallana, signing the former Southampton and Liverpool midfielder to a three-year deal. The 32-year old links up with the Seagulls after having spent the last six years at Anfield.
'I can't wait to get started'
Speaking to the club's website, Lallana said, "I can't wait to get started. It's a breath of fresh air coming here - having my medical, everything is new. It's a challenge I am looking forward to."
With what manager Graham Potter and chairman Tony Bloom are attempting to build at the South Coast club, that was enough to convince him to join the Seagulls.
"The whole infrastructure and ambition around the club excites me. There is so much young talent and so much ability. The manager is highly regarded and it was a pretty easy choice for me in the end.
"I look how ambitious the chairman is to start with and how highly the manager is regarded since came to the club. He has changed the dynamics and the staff and to do that whilst keeping the team in the division shows he has done a fantastic job.
"I looked at all these aspects, the squad, the training ground facilities, the stadium and it was a perfect fit really. I am really excited to get stuck into the challenge and hopefully we can push on again next season."
'I think we're at the stage where we can really push on in the Premier League'
The direction of the club as a whole was another factor in why Lallana chose to join the South Coast club.
"Brighton are on an upward curve. I have played against them a lot, and remember seven or eight years ago when Southampton and Brighton were in League One, so they have been progressing for years now.
"I think we're at the stage where we can really push on in the Premier League. I have got a lot of experience playing in the Premier League and at a high level -- I know what's required and how we can improve.
"If I can help just a little bit in that journey to improve Brighton as a whole, and as a squad, then I will be very happy."